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Plate bumper build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by takamineman, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    takamineman

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    Can anyone point to a thread or link for a plate bumper build? I would love to have one, and have the stuff to build it, just don't really wanna pay retail price for one!!
     
  2. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    so your looking for a how to write up of how to build your own?

    uh idk man lol but, i'm thinking you need to be pretty good with a welder to pull something like that off especially if you intend on ever putting a winch in it. that could be a scary as hell to have a bumper tear off of a truck under load.

    i don't mean to assume that your not capable of doing this it just crossed my mind and want you to be safe.

    there are a few members on here that fabbed up their own tube style bumpers i have seen some of them looked awesome when they finished. but, your talking plate steel bumper right? thats a different thing altogether i think and probably harder to execute the right way than the easier to work with tubing.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Go to TTORA and use the search. You'll be reading for days.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    Yea what steve said. TONS of DIY shit over on TTORA. Not so much here. But it is pretty challenging and i wish you the best of luck. Having a CNC and autocad or invetor would make it really easy tho. And if your a student you can get autocad for free..
     
  5. Jan 10, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    soildworks ftw!!
     
  6. Jan 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM
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    fixed that for you:p
     
  7. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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    ^ haha. practically the same thing. i just prefer the interface on soildworks..but most of the time i use mastercam..thats a different story..lol
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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    I know:p Inventor is free, so thats what I got.

    sorry for the thread jack OP.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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    yea true. lol. i have a fully operational version of 2011 sw, and x5 mastercam..so im pretty much set. ;)
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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    Well, my Dad and I are handy with steel, and I do have access to CNC, but still not sure it's something I want to tackle. The tube style would definitely be alot easier, it's just not exactly what I had in mind. Maybe I just need to do more research on the tube until I find a design I like.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    Pink slider.
    build it on the truck since shit moves when ya weld
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    You could always do a hybrid of tube/plate too. There are some sick ones out there.
     

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